Telescopes have enabled us to truly see the wonders of the Universe. Who invented them and how have they developed throughout history?
- The first optical telescopes were made around 1608.
- Early telescopes consisted of a convex lens and an eyepiece.
- Later telescope designs used multiple concave mirrors to reflect light.
- Modern telescopes can be used to view the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves through to gamma rays.
These amazing images of space would not be possible without a very important piece of equipment.
Distant objects appear faint and small, but telescopes allow us to gather lots of light from them, so that we can see a brighter, clearer, and larger image.
The first optical telescopes were made around …
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